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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 6:34pm On Nov 23, 2016
I applied December ,!did biometrics 13. Got delayed March 2. No strong ties in Nigeria and travel history
easyxtan:



@Ruth222 what was Your delay reason, can you share?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nunu16: 7:07pm On Nov 23, 2016
Ruth222:
Ofcourse! It has to be Accra
Ruth222:
I applied December ,!did biometrics 13. Got delayed March 2. No strong ties in Nigeria and travel history
Ruth222:
I applied December ,!did biometrics 13. Got delayed March 2. No strong ties in Nigeria and travel history
Ruth222:
I applied December ,!did biometrics 13. Got delayed March 2. No strong ties in Nigeria and travel history

What kind of open work permit are you applying for? Provincial nominee route? Spouse? Student?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 7:14pm On Nov 23, 2016
Ruth222:
I applied December ,!did biometrics 13. Got delayed March 2. No strong ties in Nigeria and travel history

@Ruth 22, may I ask how you addressed these issues? I just find their "No strong ties" reason very "funny" for SOWP, obviously you are applying to be with your spouse(which i think is probably one's strongest tie, if one has no kids yet) what ties do they want one to show? You filled the family form with your folks' details right? So if they disregarded that, having assets at home is more important than your nuclear family? Nawa ooo

What about travel history? Your passport was a virgin "passport". So you had to travel somewhere before reapplying?

Apologies for the many questions, just trying to understand how these things work.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 7:18pm On Nov 23, 2016
jpepper:


@Ruth 22, may I ask how you addressed these issues? I just find their "No strong ties" reason very "funny" for SOWP, obviously you are applying to be with your spouse(which i think is probably one's strongest tie, if one has no kids yet) what ties do they want one to show? You filled the family form with your folks' details right? So if they disregarded that, having assets at home is more important than your nuclear family? Nawa ooo

What about travel history? Your passport was a virgin "passport". So you had to travel somewhere before reapplying?

Apologies for the many questions, just trying to understand how these things work.

I just realised you applied for open work permit not the spousal one, sorry for the mix up
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 8:03pm On Nov 23, 2016
Please does anyone know how long it takes to withdraw An application?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nunu16: 8:14pm On Nov 23, 2016
Ruth222:
Please does anyone know how long it takes to withdraw An application?

Few days....not sure exactly.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 9:55pm On Nov 23, 2016
Ruth222:
Please does anyone know how long it takes to withdraw An application?

Don't give up now
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 1:26am On Nov 24, 2016
Withdrawing an application from CIC takes just few clicks/minutes. Leaving your application is not harmful neither will withdrawing it help. If you waited this long, why not just leave it and take your mind off it. As my people would say, oku iya won ni, won maa sin.

Ruth222:
Please does anyone know how long it takes to withdraw An application?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 10:17am On Nov 24, 2016
Lol! I am trying not to. You can imagine some people that applied March, April and May haven't gotten a response. It's really sad.
jpepper:


Don't give up now
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 10:18am On Nov 24, 2016
Thanks so much .
Gymme:
Withdrawing an application from CIC takes just few clicks/minutes. Leaving your application is not harmful neither will withdrawing it help. If you waited this long, why not just leave it and take your mind off it. As my people would say, oku iya won ni, won maa sin.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 7:03pm On Nov 24, 2016
Just going through this thread now and I know how frustrating the wait is, and the worst is not knowing for how long.

Here is the timeline for my Wife, maybe it would give some of you some respite.

I submitted an open work permit app for my wife on the 23rd of April (online), Biometric on the 29th.

She was just asked to go do the Medical Exam on the 22nd of November. This is looking more like a 7 months process, a far cry from the 17 weeks shown on the website.

Hopefully this processing time reduces. E no easy.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 7:32pm On Nov 24, 2016
Bro, you do well by lifting the spirit.

I applied for my wife too May 16th (online), biometric next day.

She was also asked to do Medical exam, November 23rd.


Jdenn:
Just going through this thread now and I know how frustrating the wait is, and the worst is not knowing for how long.

Here is the timeline for my Wife, maybe it would give some of you some respite.

I submitted an open work permit app for my wife on the 23rd of April (online), Biometric on the 29th.

She was just asked to go do the Medical Exam on the 22nd of November. This is looking more like a 7 months process, a far cry from the 17 weeks shown on the website.

Hopefully this processing time reduces. E no easy.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eridemilade: 8:10pm On Nov 24, 2016
Jdenn:
Just going through this thread now and I know how frustrating the wait is, and the worst is not knowing for how long.

Here is the timeline for my Wife, maybe it would give some of you some respite.

I submitted an open work permit app for my wife on the 23rd of April (online), Biometric on the 29th.

She was just asked to go do the Medical Exam on the 22nd of November. This is looking more like a 7 months process, a far cry from the 17 weeks shown on the website.

Hopefully this processing time reduces. E no easy.



Same here.
Applied may 11 biometrics may 13
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 10:14pm On Nov 24, 2016
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Gymme:
Bro, you do well by lifting the spirit.
I applied for my wife too May 16th (online), biometric next day.
She was also asked to do Medical exam, November 23rd.

Waiting for the Medical result to be updated and let's see how long it'll take to get the request for passport.

Has your wife done hers yet?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by boladan(f): 10:56pm On Nov 24, 2016
Gymme:
Bro, you do well by lifting the spirit.

I applied for my wife too May 16th (online), biometric next day.

She was also asked to do Medical exam, November 23rd.


Thank God, please let others remain hopeful and not give up.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 11:12pm On Nov 24, 2016
Fingers crossed. Yes she did it today. Sure your wife has done hers too.


Jdenn:
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Waiting for the Medical result to be updated and let's see how long it'll take to get the request for passport.

Has your wife done hers yet?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nunu16: 11:38pm On Nov 24, 2016
Congratulations to all who got medical call! I see they are processing April/May applicants....June applicants be hopeful!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 6:36am On Nov 25, 2016
Please don't forget us oo if she's called for passport request. Some of us here depend on your updates to know how far with our application. I did biometrics 8th of July with upfront Medicals . Thanks so much
Jdenn:
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Waiting for the Medical result to be updated and let's see how long it'll take to get the request for passport.

Has your wife done hers yet?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 6:37am On Nov 25, 2016
June/ July next ooo . Amen
Nunu16:
Congratulations to all who got medical call! I see they are processing April/May applicants....June applicants be hopeful!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 4:09pm On Nov 25, 2016
Ruth222:
June/ July next ooo . Amen

Big ameeeeen to that!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nifeicon: 5:28pm On Nov 25, 2016
Hello All,

Please can someone advise on which route to follow now. My Studies will be through by April next year.

Can my family still apply for SOWP this month or they apply for visiting ? Going by the feedback from the house, i would have finished my studies before we get attended to.

your thought on this please...
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 6:22pm On Nov 25, 2016
I will encourage you to apply for SOWP now and if it is still in process after your studies, they might ask for your PGWP and letter of employment in NOC skill level O, A or B. So if you are sure of the job prospect in your area, you can proceed with the application.

Or better still you wait until you get your PGWP and a job in any of the skill level before you apply.

As for Visiting visa, i think it requires a strong home tie for your husband. Common example is if he has his personal business in Nigeria or he earns large pay/salary every month. You can check the visiting forum/trend for more info.

nifeicon:
Hello All,

Please can someone advise on which route to follow now. My Studies will be through by April next year.

Can my family still apply for SOWP this month or they apply for visiting ? Going by the feedback from the house, i would have finished my studies before we get attended to.

your thought on this please...
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 6:40pm On Nov 25, 2016
@nifeicon

Gymme is right, your case is similar to mine. My spouse applied for SOWP in August and was only called for biometrics. We did not know the process was going to take this long. In order to rectify the situation, even though my course was supposed to finish in December, i finished early this month( I had met my completion requirements) and had to quickly apply for a work permit( with letter from my school that I had completed my course requirements, was eligible to graduate etc etc. I also included a job offer since I had an offer already). I am yet to receive my work permit and I honestly do not know what the implication of this will be on my spouse's application but I am hoping they will review my file when they review my spouse's and verify that even though I am done with school, my spouse is still eligible since I have applied for PGWP, that too with a job offer. We could not include this info in my spouse's application in August because I was still in school then and could not graduate.

All the best!

Gymme:
I will encourage you to apply for SOWP now and if it is still in process after your studies, they might ask for your PGWP and letter of employment in NOC skill level O, A or B. So if you are sure of the job prospect in your area, you can proceed with the application.

Or better still you wait until you get your PGWP and a job in any of the skill level before you apply.

As for Visiting visa, i think it requires a strong home tie for your husband. Common example is if he has his personal business in Nigeria or he earns large pay/salary every month. You can check the visiting forum/trend for more info.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 7:56pm On Nov 25, 2016
Gymme:
Fingers crossed. Yes she did it today. Sure your wife has done hers too.



Nice! i will let you know when they request for Passport.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eneyedan(m): 4:31pm On Nov 27, 2016
Any news? This place is too quiet
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Iyalodeofcanada: 11:35am On Nov 28, 2016
woww 23 weeks!
boladan:
My SOWP application is 23 weeks and 3 days but I Know God is in control, we will all have reasons to rejoice soon by God's grace.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by boladan(f): 3:08pm On Nov 28, 2016
Iyalodeofcanada:
woww 23 weeks!
it's 25 weeks today,hmmmn, will keep having faith in God.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Iyalodeofcanada: 5:47pm On Nov 28, 2016
boladan:
it's 25 weeks today,hmmmn, will keep having faith in God.

Have you tried reaching out to cic?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by boladan(f): 5:52pm On Nov 28, 2016
Iyalodeofcanada:


Have you tried reaching out to cic?
yes,i have,I sent email to Accra, and Lagos, I also did the Case Specific Enquiry but I was told my application is still in a queue pending processing.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by boladan(f): 8:49pm On Nov 28, 2016
boladan:
yes,i have,I sent an email to Accra and also did the Case Specific Enquiry but I was told my application is still in a queue pending processing.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Iyalodeofcanada: 10:47pm On Nov 28, 2016
Queue after such a long time!!!! Woww na only sowp people apply for undecided undecided
boladan:
yes,i have,I sent email to Accra, and Lagos, I also did the Case Specific Enquiry but I was told my application is still in a queue pending processing.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eneyedan(m): 8:39pm On Nov 29, 2016
Has anybody seen the new processing time for work permit? It is now 26 weeks, these cic guys are really jokers

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